Endgames Statistical question

Very large sample sizes

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b737 (Published 26 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b737
  1. John Fletcher, clinical epidemiologist
  1. 1BMJ, London WC1H 9JR
  1. jfletcher{at}bmj.com

    If a very large random sample is taken in a population survey measuring children’s height, which if any of the following statements are true?

    • a) The mean is likely to increase

    • b) The range is likely to increase

    • c) The standard error of the mean is likely to increase

    • d) The distribution will …

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